Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An apparatus of any kind for preventing the explosion of steam-boilers.
- n. An electrical device for detecting the presence of water, used as a protection against damage to buildings from overflow or leakage.
- n. a device that automatically responds to drops in humidity by adding moisture to the air to maintain the humidity at a desired setting, similar to how a thermostat works for temperature.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A contrivance or apparatus to prevent the explosion of steam boilers.
- n. A device, usually electrical, for indicating or regulating the height of water in a reservoir or receptacle.
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“For his latest project, Bruce adapted the guts of a large generator to take 8,000 RPM off the turbine, and with the help of a multi-groove belt, reduced the RPM down to 3,600 on the input side of his original hydrostat drive.”
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